I am supposed to be taking care of the blog while Ren is gone. Sorry… I am doing a pretty poor job. I’m like the baby-sitter that watches TV the whole time…. Anyway, today I have been thinking a lot of about villains and heroes. They are both fun to write, but have unique challenges.
For example, how do you write a villain that is not two-dimensional? Do you give you villain a “human side”? Or, harder still, how do you write a hero that has flaws and is likeable?
In my first attempt at writing- the epic Rosaline…*cough cough*- I gave her so many flaws that in the end, when she was shot (yes that’s right, I shot her in the end of the book), I was glad to see her go.
Its a careful balance. How do you keep it in check? Who are some of your top villains or heroes?